A comparison of the 21st century state of sociopolitical affairs with the “Orwellian” thoughts instigated in "1984" would deem the novel as one that could have been conceptualized not almost a century ago, but last week, or even yesterday.
The light at the end of the tunnel is almost in sight. That’s right, January is almost over! We’ve had a busy week here at Bookstr and I’m back to give you a rundown of what you might have missed. I’m broke after the holidays so it’s the only gift you’re getting from me!
2020 so far has brought with it a whole lot of exciting book adaptation news. It’s not that it’s a current trend, per say, since books have been adapted for the screen for many many years, but this year has been next level. This week we learned some more about Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere and its release date. Netflix gave us the main trailer for the To All The Boys sequel. You can read all about Little Fires here, and check out LJ and Peter here.
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The book world had a few shake-ups this week. Be it fantasy YA, crime thrillers or family tragedies, there was a myriad of news in all book realms. Suzanne Collins released some new information about her upcoming Hunger Games prequel. Lee Child has passed the Jack Reacher baton to his brother. Jeanine Cummins’ newest release has been met with serious controversy surrounding racial representation and cultural appropriation. Phew, does anyone else wish we had a book news channel?
remembering the greats
Between births and deaths, there were commemorations this week for some truly great writers. Lord Byron’s birthday was on Wednesday and you can read about his wild antics here. George Orwell died seventy years ago this week and we’ve got some interesting facts about the man, myth and legend here.
three to read
Let Bookstr be your older sibling today (we’re in charge and we WILL tell mom if you’re not behaving!!) and pass on some vital information. This week we are focusing reading long books and writing good ones. If you’re looking to pick a long one, take a look here. If you’re trying to work out how to write a good one, let Kali show you the ways here.
There you have it! You’re all caught up. I’ll be back next week to keep to updated but until then, happy reading!
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Animal Revolution = Russian Revolution? How interesting!